General Information

Crescendo International Music Competition is a musical competition held annually for our youth. From November 2017 to February 2018 we will be holding competitions in various establishments throughout New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, California, Canada, Europe and Asia.

 

There will be two rounds in Crescendo Int. Competition.

 
  • First round - Audition (Live audition, or video recording submission) when the judges will select top students. Placing is determined by total faults and achievements displayed by contestants.
Best performers might be promoted for Prize, or other cash rewards.
 
  • Second round - Winners' recital. Winners' recitals traditionally are held in Weill recital, or Zankel Hall of Carnegie Hall.
Due poor performance contestants might be suspended from receiving their certifications, or monetary rewards.
Or, granted for special prizes for exceptional performance.
 
Selected group of students will be recommended for participation in International Student Exchange Program.

 

Audition Dates:

November 19, 2017 - New Jersey
Audition Centers: Caldwell University,  120 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell, NJ 07006, USA
Contacts: info@crescendocompetition.org; 732.539.4634.
 
December 3, 2017 - New Jersey
Audition Centers: Westmeinster College, 101 Walnut Lane, Princeton, NJ 08540, USA.
Contacts: info@crescendocompetition.org; 732.539.4634.
 
November 19, 2017 - Sacramento, Folsom, Los Angeles California
Audition Centers: Pacific Institute of Music, 540 Plaza Dr. Suite 130 Folsom, CA 95630.
Contacts:  CrescendoCompetition.CA@gmail.com.
 
November 19, 2017 - Boston, Massachusetts
Audition Centers: Sharon Music Academy, 112 N. Main St, Sharon, MA 02067, USA.
Contacts: Crescendo@sharonmusicacademy.com; 781.784.9079
 
November 26, 2017 - Pacific Northwest, Seatlle, Washington
Audition Centers: Chopin Academy of Music, 58 Front Street N, Suite 200, Issaquah, WA 98027.
Contacts: Chelsea.CrescendoIC@gmail.com; 425.344.1342, 425.829.1117
 
November 25, 26, 2017 - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Audition Center: Tom Lee Music Academy, 929 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC, V6Z 1L3, Canada.
Contacts:  CrescendoCompetition@TomLeemusic.Ca;  604.688.8929       
 
November 18, 2017 - Toronto, ON Canada
Audition Center: Euromusic Centre, 2651 John Street, Unit 8, Markham, Ontario, Canada L3R 2W5.
Contacts:    CrescendoCompetition@Euromusic.ca; ph.  905.475.3876 
 
November 26, 2017 - Steinway Piano Gallery Ottawa Canada
Audition Center: Steinway Piano Gallery Ottawa, 1481 Innes Rd, Gloucester, ON K1B 1C5, Canada
Contacts:    crescendocompetition@ottawasteinway.ca, ph: 613-842-8388  Rebecca Bourque
 
November 24, 2017 - Steinway Piano Gallery Calgary, Canada
Audition Center: Steinway Piano Gallery Calgary, 76 Heritage Gate SE, Calgary, AB T2H 3A7, Canada
Contacts:   crescendocompetition@steinwaycalgary.ca,  ph: 403-460-7888 Shalyce Xu
 
December 2, 2017 - Montréal, Québec , Canada
Audition Center:  Music Department of University of Montreal, 200, Avenue Vincent-d’Indy, Montreal, Quebec, H2V2T2 (métro Édouard-Montpetit)
Contacts: Cresc.Canada@gmail.com, 49, Place du Soleil, app.302,  Verdun/Ile-des-Soeurs, Montréal, H3E1P7.   
 
November 15, 16 - St. Petersburg, Russia
           Contact: CrescendoRu@gmail.com
   
November 7, 2017 - Padua, Italy
Audition Center: Padua Conservatory (Via Eremitani 18, 35121, Padova PD, Italy)
Contacts: CrescendoItaly@gmail.com.
          

Please read the detail from Audition page.

Application Deadline:

  • Deadline for Application submission: October 30, 2017.
  • Application submission deadline for Boston, MA students: November 1, 2017
  • Application submission deadline for Vancouver, BC students: November 1, 2017
  • Application submission deadline for Toronto , Markham, Canada: November 1, 2017
  • Application submission deadline for Steinway Piano Gallery Ottawa Canada: November 1, 2017
  • Application submission deadline for Steinway Piano Gallery Calgary Canada: November 1, 2017
  • Application submission deadline for Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Novemver 13, 2017
  • Application submission deadline for Sacramento, Los Angeles and San Francisco, California: September 30, 2017
  • Application submission deadline for Pacific Northwest, Seatlle, Washington: October 26, 2017
  • Late Fee of $50 USD/per student will be charged for Application received after the deadline.

 

- Deadline for video recording submission: October 30, 2017 -

 

Please go to Application and Procedure page, submit application from on-line form or download our printable application form.

 

Dates to remember

Auditions -

  • New Jersey - Pennsylvania - New York - Connecticut: November 19, 2017 at Caldwell University (120 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell, NJ 07006, USA); December 3, 2017 at Westminster Conservatory (101 Walnut Lane, Princeton, NJ 08540, USA). Deadline for Application submission: October 30, 2017.
 
  • Sacramento - San Francisco - Los Angeles, California - November 19, 2017 at Pacific Institute of Music (540 Plaza Dr., Suite 130, Folsom, CA 95630).  Deadline for Application submission: September 30. 2017.
 
  • Pacific Northwest, Seattle, WA - November 26, 2017 at Chopin Academy of Music (58 Front Street N, Suite 200, Issaquah, WA 98027, USA). Deadline for Application submission: October 26, 2017.
 
  • Vancouver, BC, Canada: November 25. 26, 2017 at Tom Lee Music Academy (Tom Lee Music City Stage, 728 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC). Deadline for Application submission: November 1, 2017.
 
  • Toronto, Canada: November 18, 2017 (Euromusic Centre, 2651 John Street, Unit 8, Markham, Ontario, Canada L3R 2W5). Deadline for Application submission for Toronto, Markham, Canada: November 1, 2017. 
 
  • Steinway Piano Gallery Ottawa: November 26, 2017 (1481 Innes Rd, Gloucester, ON K1B 1C5, Canada). Deadline for Application submission November 1, 2017.
 
  • Steinway Piano Gallery Calgary: November 24, 2017 (76 Heritage Gate SE, Calgary, AB T2H 3A7, Canada). Deadline for Application submission November 1, 2017.
 
  • Montréal, Quebec, Canada: December 2, 2017 (University of Montreal). Deadline for Application submission: November 13, 2017.
 
  • Boston, Massachusetts: November 19, 2017 (Sharon Music Academy, 112 N. Main St., Sharon, MA 02067, USA). Deadline for Application submission: November 1, 2017.
 
  • Padua, Italy: November 7, 2017 (Padua Coservatory, Via Eremitani 18, 35121 Padova PD, Italy).
 
  • St. Petersurg, Russia: November 15, 16, 2017.
 
  • Late Fee of $50 USD/per student will be charged for Application received after the deadline.
  • No Applications will be accepted after November 5, 2017.

Recital -

  • Winners' recital will be held in Carnegie Hall (154 W. 57th Street, New York, NY 10019, USA) on
    January 14, 2018 (1:00 PM);
    January 21, 2018 (11:30 AM, 3:30 PM and 8:00 PM);
    January 27, 2018 (11:30 AM, 3:30 PM and 8:00 PM);
    February 10, 2018 (11:30 AM, 3:30 PM and 8:00 PM);
    February 11, 2018 (11:30 AM, 3:30 PM and 8:00 PM);
    February 17, 2018 (8:00 PM);
 
  • Deadline for recital fee submission for participation in Winners' recital in Carnegie Hall: December 20, 2017.
  • Late Fee of $75 USD/per student will be charged after the deadline.
  • No payment will be accepted after December 31, 2017.